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provide TO.... Is it possible? The dictionary gives 2 options how to use "provide" 1. to provide somebody WITH something 2. to provide something FOR somebody Is it possible so say "to provide something TO somebody" or may be it has become possible in spoken language but cannot be used in written.... Thanks!
2011年2月2日 16:10
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Yes, it is possible. No one can stop you from using "provide to". :) -The Merriam Webster doesn't mention the use of "provide to". -The OED mentions it but says that its usage is obsolete. -The Macmillan Dictionary approves the use of "provide to". provide [transitive] to give someone something that they want or need Our office can provide information on the local area. A taxi service from the airport will be provided. provide someone with something: The lecture provided him with an opportunity to meet one of his heroes. provide something for someone: The hotel provides a playroom for children. provide something to someone: We provide legal advice and services to our clients.
2011年2月2日
Yes it would be fine to say. "I provide shelter to the homeless." "I provided food to him."
2011年2月2日
this organistation provides shelter for the homless. he has to provide for a family of five. i'll provide you the opportunity to talk in the meeting. he provided me with a guide.
2011年2月2日
A teacher can also provide the report to the school head.
2011年2月2日
provide + to - is grammatically incorrect. Although it may be spoken without too much ado.
2011年2月2日
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